Guest family

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The Guest family are a British family of the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries who, among other things built a huge industrial business in the Dowlais Iron Company and later in Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds.

John Guest[edit]

John Guest (1722-1785[1]/25 November 1787[2][3]) was a brewer, farmer and coal merchant in Broseley, Shropshire. He collaborated with Isaac Wilkinson in starting the Plymouth Ironworks in 1763 and there came to the attention of Thomas Lewis and the other Dowlais partners. He moved to Dowlais and was appointed manager of the works on 30 April 1767. He built his first house at Morlais Brook, Gellifaelog but, isolated from his family, became a "lonely and melancholy man". By 1767, Guest had moved most of his family to Dowlais.[2][4] His children were:

  • Thomas Guest (infra); and
  • Sarah Guest who married William Taitt,[2] (died 1815[3]) another of the Dowlais partners.

Thomas Guest[edit]

Thomas Guest (died 1807) continued his father's work at Dowlais. He married Jemima Revel Phillips of Shifnal, Shropshire. They had three daughters and two sons:[5]

Thomas did much to modernise production at Dowlais, employing several of his relatives, including:[7]

  • Cornelius Guest;
  • Charles Guest; and
  • George Guest.

Sir Josiah John Guest, 1st Baronet[edit]

Main article: John Josiah Guest

John Josiah Guest (1785–1852) married:[5]

Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne[edit]

Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne (1835–1914), married Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria Spencer-Churchill (1847–1927), daughter of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough, aunt of Sir Winston Churchill. They had four daughters and five sons:[8]

Ivor Churchill Guest, 1st Viscount Wimborne[edit]

Ivor Churchill married Alice Katherine Sibell Grosvenor, daughter of Robert Wellesley Grosvenor, 2nd Baron Ebury and they had two daughters and one son:[13]

Frederick Edward Guest[edit]

Frederick married Amy Phipps (1873–1959), daughter of American industrialist Henry Phipps. The couple had two sons and a daughter all of whom eventually emigrated to the United States.[14]

Winston F. Guest had two sons with Helena Woolworth McCann:
  1. Winston Alexander Guest Jr.
  2. Frederick E. Guest II

Winston F. Guest had a son and a daughter with Lucille Douglas Cochrane:

  1. Alexander Michael Douglas Dudley Guest
  2. Cornelia Guest
She had two children with Count Jean de la Valdène:
  1. Guy Winston de Gaillard de la Valdène
  2. Lorraine Aimee de Gaillard de la Valdène

Family tree[edit]


  1. ^ Price (2007)
  2. ^ a b c Davies (2007)
  3. ^ a b Owen (1977)
  4. ^ Owen (1977) pp13-15
  5. ^ a b c d e John (2004)
  6. ^ Owen (1977) pp29-30
  7. ^ Owen (1977) p.16
  8. ^ Who Was Who 1897-2006 (2007) "Wimborne, Ivor Bertie Guest", A&C Black
  9. ^ Who Was Who 1897-2006 (2007) "Guest, Lt-Col Hon. (Christian) Henry (Charles)", A&C Black
  10. ^ Who Was Who 1897-2006 (2007) "Guest, Hon. Lionel (George William)", A&C Black
  11. ^ Who Was Who 1897-2006 (2007) "Dodge, John Bigelow", A&C Black
  12. ^ Who Was Who 1897-2006 (2007) "Guest, Hon. Oscar (Montague)", A&C Black
  13. ^ Boyce (2007)
  14. ^ Searle (2006)
  15. ^ a b 1835 Will of Thomas Revel Guest Esq and Book "Lady Charlotte" P126